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Elite Dishwasher
Lavavajillas Elite
Elite Wash
665.15982, 15984, 15986, 15987, 15989
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8


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    Elite Dishwasher Lavavajillas Elite Lave-vaisselle Elite Wash Models/Modelos/Mod61es 665.15982, 15984, 15986, 15987, 15989 Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. 9744233 Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Using Your New Dishwasher ..........8 LOADING YOUR DISHWASHER ........8 Sears Maintenance Agreement Loading Suggestions ............Maintain the value of your KENMORE* Dishwasher with a Loading the Top Rack ............Sears Maintenance Agreement. Sears dishwashers are Loading the Bottom Rack ..........designed, manufactured, and tested for years of Loading the Silverware Basket ........

  • Page 3: Warranty

    FULL THREE-YEAR WARRANTY ON 980 have other rights which vary from state to state or province SERIES KENMORE ELITE* DISHWASHERS to province. For three years from the date of purchase, when this Warranty terms may vary in Canada.

  • Page 4: Dishwasher Safety

    DISHWASHER SAFETY safety safety important. Your and the of others is very We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER"...

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    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.

  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES iill 15. ULTRA FLOW* water feed tube 1, Upper level wash 8. Utensil caddy 16. Silverware basket 2. Upper rack adjuster 9. Lower spray arm 3. Fold-down tines 10. Bottom rack 17. ULTRA WASH* module 11. Active vent 4.

  • Page 7: Ultra Wash* Soil Removal System

    8. Food soil is disposed down the drain with the wash water. WASH* The ULTRA WASH soil removal system gives you sparkling clean dishes, while using less energy and time. The ULTRA WASH soil removal system includes: • A heavy-duty grinder that acts as a food disposer to grind and dispose of large food particles.

  • Page 8: Before Using Your Dishwasher, Start-up Guide, Loading Your Dishwasher

    START-UP GUIDE LOADING YOUR DISHWASHER Before using your dishwasher, remove all hang tags, temporary labels, and packaging materials. Read this entire Use and Care Guide. You will find important safety information and useful operating tips. Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other hard items from the dishes.

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    Combo Cup shelves Fold down the extra shelves on the right side of the top rack. Use the Combo Cup shelves to hold a variety of The top rack is designed for cups, glasses, and smaller items. items. (See recommended loading patterns shown.) •...

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    Fold-down tines To lower top rack Fold the tines in the top rack all the way down to 1, Lift the rack-adjuster handle straight up. accommodate larger items. 2, Gently push toward the back of the dishwasher. 3, Settle the rack in the Down-Position slot.

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    Make sure pot handles and other items do not stop rotation of the spray arm(s). The spray arm(s) must move freely. Do not load items between the bottom rack and the side of the dishwasher tub. You can block the water Load the silverware basket while it is in the bottom rack or inlet opening.

  • Page 12: Using Your Dishwasher, Detergent Dispenser

    Filling the dispenser USING YOUR 1. if the dispenser cover is closed, open the cover by rotating the cover latch. DISHWASHER The detergent dispenser has 2 sections. The smaller Pre- Wash section empties detergent into the dishwasher when you close the door. 2.

  • Page 13: Rinse Aid Dispenser

    Water Hardness Amount of Detergent Soft to Medium For normally soiled loads: Rinse aids prevent water from forming droplets that can Hard Water • Partially fill the Main Wash dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by 0 to 6 grains per section (2 tbs or 30 g) allowing water to drain off of the dishes during the final gallon...

  • Page 14: Favorite Cycle

    Hot water dissolves and activates the dishwashing Use Favorite Cycle to automatically select the cycle and detergent. Hot water also dissolves grease on dishes and options you use most often. helps glasses dry spot-free. For best dishwashing results, To program or change Favorite Cycle water must be at least 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

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    FAVORITECYCLE SE] $[N$1NG WATER H_AT_NG $ANI COMPLETE CLEAN CYCLES OPTIONS HOUris _N OELAY CANCEL LOCKOH RIN3_AID£M#TY ..• with normal amounts of detergent food soil. (The energy- dispenser Select the wash cycle and options desired. Or press Use this cycle for loads Use both usage label is based on sections.

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    Use this cycle for china and crystal. This cycle covered uses a light wash and detergent Anytime during a cycle, press gentle dry. During the dispenser heated dry, the heating section. element cycles on and oft. Soil Wash Rinse Main Rinse Final Time...

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    No Heat Dry Select this energy-saving option to dry without heat. No Heat drying is useful when loads contain plastic You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts. dinnerware that may be sensitive to high temperatures. Open the door and check the detergent dispenser. If the main wash section is still closed, you can add items.

  • Page 18: Cycle Status Indicators

    Sensing Delay Hours Your dishwasher senses the soil level on the dishes. Soil Select this option to run your dishwasher at a later time or level determines the length of some cycles, the amount of during off-peak hours. You can add items to the load heat added to the wash or rinse, and the cycle needed for anytime during the delay countdown.

  • Page 19: Active Vent, Overfill Protection Float, Washing Special Items

    WASHING SPECIAL The Active Vent reduces the sounds from your dishwasher. ITEMS The cover closes after the cycle starts. Filling and washing sounds are reduced. The Active Vent opens when wash action ends and vapor is vented into room. If you have doubts about washing a particular item, check NOTE: There is a slight noise when the cover closes or with the manufacturer to see if it is dishwasher safe.

  • Page 20: Caring For Your Dishwasher

    MATERIAL DISHWASHER SAFE?/COMMENTS CARING FOR YOUR Pewter, Brass, DISHWASHER Bronze High water temperatures detergent can discolor or pit the finish. Disposable Plastics Cannot withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Cleaning the exterior Plastics In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all that is necessary to keep the Always check manufacturer's outside of your dishwasher looking nice and clean.

  • Page 21: Drain Air Gap

    4. Place a shallow pan under the water supply valve. Then, use a wrench to disconnect the water inlet from the water supply valve. Separate the water inlet from the water supply valve and drain water into the pan. Check the drain air gap anytime your dishwasher isn't draining well Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of a drain air gap between a built-in dishwasher and the...

  • Page 22: Dishwasher Efficiency Tips, Cycle Selection Chart, Troubleshooting

    Dishes are not completely clean TROUBLESHOOTING Food soil left on the dishes Is the dishwasher loaded correctly? Refer to the First try the solutions suggested hero and "Loading Your Dishwasher" section. possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Is the water temperature too low? If needed, turn home water heater up to ensure water entering dishwasher is Dishwasher is not operating properly...

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    Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 Dishes do not dry completely to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. A booster pump on the water supply can be added if = Dishes are not dry pressure is too low.

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    In U.S.A. or Canada for in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HOME "° (1-800-469_4663) Para pedir servicio de reparacidn a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 Au Canada pour tout le service - 1-877-LE-FOYER _" (1-877-533-6937) For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 6 a.m.

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665.15989, 665.15987, 665.15984, 665.15986

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